Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stenodiplosis phragmicola

Stenodiplosis phragmicola Sinclair & Ahee, 2013

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Phragmites

Stenodiplosis phragmicola: larva in Phragmites australis flower

Phragmites australis, France, dép. Nord, Zuydcote © Sébastien Carbonnelle


Larva solitary, develops in a floret, destroying the ovary; pupation in the floret, not in a cocoon.


Poaceae, monophagous

Phragmites australis.


the species is described from North America, where reed is an invasive species; it may be assumed the the species occurs in Europe as well, where reed is indigenous. This was the base of the identification of the material iilustrated above.


Ahee, Sinclair & Dorken 2013a.


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